EU. Biodiesel Industry Calls for Ambitious 2020 Targets

The European Commission (EC) has 'missed an opportunity' to tackle Europe’s most pressing environmental challenges, according to the European Biodiesel Board (EBB), following the release of 'A policy framework for climate and energy policy in the period for 2020 to 2030' by the EC last week.

The European Biodiesel Board (EBB), representing producers of the main alternative to fossil fuels, wishes to highlight the positive effects of biodiesel with regards to preventing climate change and Europe’s energy security. EBB calls for appropriate transportation targets and urges Member States to acknowledge biodiesel’s valuable contribution in green growth.

Transportation is the most polluting sector in Europe, accounting for 25 per cent of total EU CO2 emissions. In addition to environmental concerns, Europe faces an energy security gap, triggered by high dependence on fossil fuels imports and particularly diesel from third countries.»